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#4364744 - 06/19/17 11:56 AM Mass Effect Andromeda  
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I bought this recently during an Origin sale and so far I've put 24 hours into the game and I'm really enjoying it. If you liked ME 3, you will like this. The combat is essentially the same but there are some new pretty neat features that have to do with resource collection and researching items like armor, weapons, mods, etc.


The main premise behind ME: Andromeda is completely different from that of the previous games and you have entirely new characters as well so that takes a bit to get used to. For $30 it was definitely worth getting.

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#4364812 - 06/19/17 03:37 PM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I think I paid about 39EUR or so back then. I did get distracted by real life at about 35h in ("hunting the acheron" part) and need to continue it. I get the criticism that is thrown towards it but to me it's still a decent 7.5 score game at least.

#4364852 - 06/19/17 05:43 PM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4364854 - 06/19/17 05:46 PM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the actors who did voices in the game:


Natalie Dormer
Indira Varma
Clancy Brown


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#4364863 - 06/19/17 06:38 PM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Played it a while back. It is easily the worst game in the series. Comparing it to other games in the genre I'd still easily give it an 8 or 8.5. Compared to previous ME games, I'd give it a 7. The important parts of the story are largely brushed aside, the enemies aren't detailed much and seem fairly generic / dull, and the open world aspect hurts the game. Large portions of the maps are empty aside from respawning enemy checkpoints. The open world aspect just hurt the game. They needed to cut out most of the fetch quests, cut down on map size, and create a better story.

If you liked the previous games or are just looking for a good game to play, I do recommend it. But it could have been so much better.

#4364864 - 06/19/17 06:41 PM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I do agree with Flogger that it is the weakest of all of the ME titles. For $30 though it was well worth the price in my opinion. The new characters in this title aren't as interesting as the ones we came to know and love in the previous 3 titles.


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#4364866 - 06/19/17 06:49 PM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I wouldn't hold my breath on DLC or a sequel. At least not for a while.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...n-ice-following-andromeda-disappointment


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#4364868 - 06/19/17 06:55 PM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I would love to know how much lower the sales were for Andromeda compared to the previous 3 ME games. There's no doubt that its commercial performance was not what EA was hoping for.


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#4364875 - 06/19/17 07:33 PM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I would love to know how much lower the sales were for Andromeda compared to the previous 3 ME games. There's no doubt that its commercial performance was not what EA was hoping for.



http://www.vgchartz.com/article/250066/mass-effect-a-sales-history/

I had no idea PC sales were that "small"

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#4364967 - 06/20/17 06:58 AM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the actors who did voices in the game:


Natalie Dormer
Indira Varma
Clancy Brown



Indira Varma looks like my wife's twin. (wife is from Indonesia)


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#4364993 - 06/20/17 11:25 AM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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This is the first Mass Effect game that feels tedious to me. The straw that broke the camel's back was one of the crew assigning me a go-for quest to another world for a recipe ingredient....to be used in a dish for movie night.


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#4365037 - 06/20/17 03:02 PM Re: Mass Effect Andromeda [Re: Kodiak]  
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Originally Posted by Kodiak
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the actors who did voices in the game:


Natalie Dormer
Indira Varma
Clancy Brown

Indira Varma looks like my wife's twin. (wife is from Indonesia)

I hate you now.


Or in laymen's terms. You lucky b***ard. biggrin


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